Author: Denise Swanson
Published By: Signet
Date Published: October 4, 2011
Genre: Murder Mystery
Recommended Age: Adults
New York Times Best-Selling Author
I got this book from the library.
The heroine, Skye Denison stumbles upon a dead body (once again) and wonders if it’s connected to another death that happened 27 years ago. With the assistance of her hot fiancé, who is the chief of police, she is able to solve another crime before the police department does.
The Scumble River Mysteries are my favorite series. I really like that the heroine, Skye, has a personal life outside of solving crimes. The secondary characters seem like real people. Skye has an over-bearing, protective mother and an ex-boyfriend that won’t leave her alone.
I gave this book 4 stars and a grade of B because Ms. Denison does a wonderful job in this book by having some of the characters have personal growth and become better people, some by finally seeing their self-worth. If you have read previous Scumble River Mysteries, I recommend Murder of a Creped Suzette. If you like mysteries and love a bit of sarcastic sense of humor, I recommend the Scumble River Mysteries starting with the first book Murder of a Small-Town Honey.
Language: Some swear words
Adult Content: some sex, some alcohol, Adult Subject Matter, Heavy topics
Violence: A murder scene and a scenes where a man is man-handles a woman.